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PUSD High School Students Win Emmy Awards
Lights, camera, action! This fall season, Liberty High School students brought home two Emmys in the Regional Student Production Awards and one staff Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).

Sunrise Mountain High School brought home an astounding 11 Emmys from two film and TV students, Ryan Kraska and Kalini Aguon-Sewell. This is especially exciting as it is the first time Peoria Unified students have made it this far in the NATAS Awards, according to the district.

Peoria Unified Launches New Podcast
Peoria Unified just released the first episode of its new podcast, the Progress Report. In episodes of the Progress Report, the district breaks down current district-wide projects and programs in more detail than is provided its bi-weekly podcast, Trending Peoria.

Each episode focuses on major updates within Peoria Unified, including the Strategic Plan, voter initiatives, and academic achievement.

Like Trending Peoria, the Progress Report features interviews from Peoria Unified employees. Depending on the subject matter, interviews may include teachers, administrators, support staff, students, community members, and industry experts. The district’s first episode provides a Strategic Plan update and includes feedback from the Parent Engagement Forum.

Episodes are available on all major podcast platforms via the Peoria Insider, the district’s award-winning employee and parent newsletter, and on all district social media platforms on a quarterly basis. To learn more and listen, visit